"I'm not talking about political contributions": McConnell adds important caveat to corporate threat
Republicans are retaliating against corporations that have condemned Georgia's anti-voting law, launching various pressure campaigns and weaponizing legislative threats that would affect Corporate America's bottom line.
On Monday, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused corporations of siding with the Democrats, expressing that there would be "serious consequences" if companies continued to do so.
"So my warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics," McConnell told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday. "It's not what you're designed for. And don't be intimidated by the left into taking up causes that put you right in the middle of one of America's greatest political debates."
"I'm not talking about political contributions," he quickly added. "Most of them contribute to both sides, they have political action committees, that's fine. It's legal, it's appropriate, I support that. I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state, because you don't like a particular law that passed, I just think it's stupid."
McConnell's threats appear anything but idle, with numerous Republicans calling for boycotts of companies that expressed opposition to Georgia's new law.
Got it Goebbels.... er I mean McTurtle.
Someone should ask him about all those small-town businesses with their Trump signs - doesn't staying out of politics apply to them too?
They intend for all life to be under their control. I wish these old fuckers would just all drop dead so we can get to work trying to make our lifestyles survivable.
why do they fund them. Of course - it's to wield some influence using money. That's political.
You can't have it both ways Moscow Mitch.
So, aren't you---by Republican standards---saying that corporations can "speak" if that helps Republicans, but not if it helps Democrats?
( You know that "most corporations contribute to both sides" is unadulterated bullshit, don't you, Mitch? )